Vegetarian for Life

Recipes

Cakes, Biscuits and Puddings

Here is just a small selection of recipes, as many of the recipes for cakes and puddings in mainstream cook books are vegetarian, so they are very easy to source. Some are also vegan or can easily be made vegan by appropriate ingredient substitution.

  • Lemon drizzle cake

    Serves: Makes 8–10 slices
    Time to prepare: hr 15 mins
    Time to cook: 1 hr mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan
    A lovely lemony sponge, topped with a sweet and sharp drizzle. Delicious. Make sure to use unwaxed lemons because waxed lemons contain shellac, which isn’t suitable for vegetarians or vegans.
  • Chocolate cheesecake

    Serves: Makes 8 slices
    Time to prepare: hr 15 mins
    Time to cook: hr 05 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan
    This easy-to-make cheesecake uses tofu as part of the filling, adding protein and calcium. 
  • Eton mess

    Serves: 8
    Time to prepare: hr 15 mins
    Time to cook: 2 hr mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan
    This classic dessert takes a while to make and the oven temperature needs to be very low. However, the result is amazing. 
  • Ginger Cake

    Serves: 8
    Time to prepare: hr 25 mins
    Time to cook: hr 35 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan
    Great with that afternoon cuppa. Fortified with cashews and coconut milk. Serve with custard or soya cream to add those extra calories.
  • Flapjacks (fortified)

    Serves: 15 slices
    Time to prepare: 05 mins
    Time to cook: 25 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan
    This traditional treat needs, no introduction. Many versions exist, but the basic recipe is oats, fat and sugar. This recipe contains chopped dried apricots and is fortified with peanut butter. You co
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